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  • New videos show slain 15-year-old trying to outrun New York City gang

    NEW YORK – Surveillance footage obtained by WPIX shows suspected members of the Trinitarios gang hunting 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz through the streets of the Bronx as the teen desperately tries to find safety before being hacked to death June 20, 2018. Video shows the teen racing down East 183rd Street toward Bathgate Avenue just after 11:35 p.m., running so fast that he lost his sandals, with multiple men and two cars at his heels. Two other vehicles come from […]

  • Oreo to release cake-flavored cookie in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday

    Happy Birthday,  Mickey Mouse! Disney’s iconic mouse turns 90 this year and to celebrate, Disney has teamed up with Oreo for a special birthday treat. According to ABC News, Oreo is releasing limited-edition, birthday cake-flavored cookies to mark the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. .@Disney and @Oreo are celebrating Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday with limited-edition BIRTHDAY CAKE-FLAVORED Oreos and our dreams are coming true! — Good Morning America (@GMA) September 19, 2018 There are reportedly three different Mickey-themed […]

  • Baked before boiled: Maine restaurant treats lobsters with marijuana to ease pain before cooking

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — A Maine lobster pound is experimenting with getting lobsters high off marijuana smoke before killing and cooking them, believing it is “more humane.” In an experiment, Charlotte Gill owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, put a lobster into a box with a few inches of water and then marijuana smoke was blown into the box, WMTW reports. Gill, who is a licensed medical marijuana caregiver in the state of Maine, claimed that the lobster was calmer for […]

  • New York man threatened to shoot 11-year-old who beat him in Fortnite, police say

    HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old child, possibly at his school, after the boy beat him at the video game Fortnite. Michael Aliperti, 45, of Huntington, was arrested around 1:40 a.m. and faces charges of second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. The arrest was the result of Aliperti threatening to shoot a child after losing to the boy […]

  • Family says common household item nearly killed their dog

    AMES, Iowa – An Iowa family say their 1-year-old dog became seriously ill after ingesting a low-carb sweetener called Xylitol. Brianna Schwenk Mashchman and John Mashchman, from Webster City, told WHO-TV their energetic, curious Boston terrier mix named Millie got into a bottle of melatonin. “Within about 10 minutes, Millie was stumbling and looked dizzy and then she was vomiting. It was only a few minutes after that before she was in a seizure,” Brianna Schwenk Mashchman said. They immediately […]

  • Roseanne Barr says her character will die of opioid overdose on ‘The Conners’

    Roseanne Barr said her namesake character will be killed off during the upcoming spinoff ‘The Conners’ in the wake of the controversy surrounding Barr’s derogatory tweets. Barr said in an interview on Brandon Straka’s YouTube show Walk Away that her character will die of an overdose “Oh ya, they killed her,” she said. “They have her die of an opioid overdose.” Barr called the decision  “cynical and horrible.” “She should have died as a hero or not at all,” Barr said in the interview. […]

  • 7 dead pit bulls, including puppy, found dumped in trash bags in New York

    NEW YORK — Seven dead pit bulls were dumped in garbage bags in a sump on Long Island, authorities in New York said. Now they are asking the public for help finding whomever did it. The grisly scene was discovered Wednesday at Dietz and South Franklin streets in Hempstead at the location of a New York State Department of Transportation sump, according to the Nassau SPCA. Inside the bags were four females, two males and a 3-month-old puppy. All were pit bulls. […]

  • Ice cream truck strikes and kills 2-year-old Missouri girl

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. — Family members are grieving after an ice cream truck struck and killed a 2-year-old Missouri girl Sunday afternoon, according to KTVI. The girl, identified as Felicity Noelle Karam, was among a group of adults and children in front of her home near the intersection of Rocky Mound Drive and Summer Rain Drive in Wentzville when the truck hit her. Wentzville Police Officer Jacob Schmidt said Felicity stepped in front of the vehicle just as it began accelerating. […]

  • Thrill seeking senior citizens go skydiving

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A group of seniors crossed an item off their bucket lists after they jumped out of a plane, according to WXMI. Four women from the Sparta Senior Neighbors Center made the trip to Grand Haven Sky Diving Saturday afternoon to jump out of a plane.  The trip was planned by the center as an effort to incorporate more active outings into their residents’ lives. One of the women jumping Saturday was Vivian Lidermore. The 86-year-old is a […]

  • Fan Bingbing: China’s most famous actress has disappeared

    Imagine if one day Jennifer Lawrence was walking the red carpet in Los Angeles and the next she vanished completely with no word about where she was. It might sound ludicrous, or terrifying, but it’s the reality in China, where one of the country’s most famous actresses has disappeared without a trace amid an uproar over tax evasion by celebrities. Fan Bingbing, one of China’s highest-paid and most bankable stars, has appeared in both Chinese and Western films, including the […]